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ScarecrowMagick
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April 11, 2012, 07:52:16 AM
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If I copy my wallet.dat file from my win7 laptop at work, can I copy it onto my Ubuntu Linux computer at home? If I do, will sending bitcoin from the laptop be reflected automatically on the linux box? Or will I have broken something and end up loosing BitCoin?  Thanks (I do not want to use a wallet in the cloud for this)

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April 11, 2012, 08:17:55 AM
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you're fine for viewing balances, but as soon as you spend from one wallet, they'll become unsynchronised.

i'm actually investigating the use of truecrypt+dropbox for a similar purpose.
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April 11, 2012, 09:06:21 AM
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you're fine for viewing balances, but as soon as you spend from one wallet, they'll become unsynchronised.

To elaborate, the wallet from which you spend the coins will generate a hidden "change" address which will not be present on the other wallet*, causing you to lose a few coins (actually, you don't really lose them, they'll just only be visible (and spendable) from one wallet and not the other). However, if you always create a new copy of your wallet file after any time you spend some coins or create a new address, and remember to always transfer this up-to-date wallet file before you do anything else, there'll be no problem.

*Actually, I think the standard client generates a certain number of change addresses in advance for the sole purpose of avoiding this exact problem, but I'm not 100% sure. Best to play it safe and keep your wallet files synchronised.

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April 11, 2012, 09:31:13 AM
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Put your wallet on USB falsh disk and make symlink in .bitcoin/ directory
I am using modified launcher in ubuntu which unmount my USB after I close the client and tell me (via notify-send) when it's safe to remove it from PC.
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April 12, 2012, 12:02:00 AM
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Thanks for the answers.  I was hoping Bitcoin Armory would be able to do this, but it wont start on my win7 laptop.  What if I make a symlink to wallet.dat and put it in the UbuntuOne area of both of my computers?  Think that will work?

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